French Country Fridays No 28 ~ Bringing You the Charm of French Style!

Welcome to French Country Fridays No. 28!

I hope all of you have had a great week, and have plans for a relaxing weekend! This week has been a bit hectic around our home. Our upstairs air conditioner stopped working, and yesterday our washing machine died. What is it they say about trouble comes in threes? Yikes! What could possibly be next?!?

In other news, we’re still working on the small powder room. All of the board and batten is up and painted and I’m waiting for the wallpaper to arrive so I can get it hung. Then I’m going to tackle re-tiling a portion of the walk in shower…..you know, the shower that I was NOT going to re-tile…..yes, that one. As we removed the old shower door, the old tile came off with it. So….I’m buying white tile to re-tile the door frame of the shower. Hopefully, the reveal will be coming soon!

I hope you enjoy this week’s edition of French Country Friday! And have a great weekend, dear friends!

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Edith and Evelyn Vintage | Moss Pumpkins

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French Country Cottage | Book Release and Lamps Plus Giveaway

French Country Cottage Book collage

Maison de Cinq | How to Decorate with Flowers Around the House

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Savvy Southern Style | The Toile is Back…Sideboard Makeover

antique sideboard makeover with amy howard one step paint and toile fabric

Shabbyfufu | French Style Furniture and Chandelier Updates

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Cedar Hill Farmhouse | French Chairs

BESPOKE DECOR french pillows

Designthusiasm | Grape Harvest: Transitioning Seasons with an Early Fall Tablescape

Grape Harvest Decor Fall Tablescape

French Country Fridays No. 27 ~ French Country Inspiration

Welcome to French Country Fridays!

I hope you’re staying cool where you are! It’s been so hot here, and I’ve been feeling the tugs of desiring cooler Fall weather. This usually happens to me in August! I start thinking about cooler temperatures, Autumn colors, football season, fires in the fireplace…..you see where I’m going? Autumn is my favorite season, so I’m sharing last year’s family room all dressed for Fall, for today’s French Country Fridays. Six of my blogging buddies are sharing their beautiful homes as well, so there’s lots of French Country inspiration today! Enjoy!

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French Country Cottage | French Cottage Kitchen Style

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Maison de Cinq | Decorating with Glass Cloches

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Savvy Southern Style | Elements That Speak French Country Style

Elements of French country style

Shabbyfufu | French Country Cottage – A Book You Need

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Cedar Hill Farmhouse | Decorating with Teapots

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Designthusiasm | Storage Solutions: 8 Surprising Places That I Store Things

Storage Solutions: 8 Surprising Places That I Store Things

Edith and Evelyn Vintage | Fall in the Family Room

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French Country Fridays No 26 ~ A Pink French Table, Summer Decor, and More!

Welcome to French Country Fridays No. 26!

I’m writing this post from a hotel room on the Gulf Coast, as we are traveling for a buying trip. We’re attending our favorite monthly estate sale in Mobile, AL. I love going to this estate sale and try to attend every month, but I’ve missed the last few months because we’ve been dog sitting our grand dog, Zoe, while my son travels for work. At 95 lbs, she makes it a little more difficult to pick up and go. My son is meeting us in Mobile this weekend to pick Zoe up and take her back home, so it will be nice to have a short visit with my son and get to do some antiquing! I’m hoping to find some fabulous pieces to add to our online shop! Wish me luck!

Enjoy this week’s edition of French Country Fridays, and have a great weekend!

Cheers, Cindy

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Maison de Cinq | Breakfast Room Refresh & a New Farmhouse Table

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Savvy Southern Style | The Summer Master

summer French country master bedroom

Shabbyfufu | Inspiring A Beautiful Summer Palette

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Cedar Hill Farmhouse | French Chairs and Sources

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Designthusiasm | Closet Remodel and Organization Tips

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Edith and Evelyn Vintage | A Pink French Table

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French Country Cottage | Autumn Living Room

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A Demilune Table Makeover + A Giveaway!

A Demilune Table Makeover plus a Giveaway!

Approximately fifteen years ago, I bought a pretty little demilune table at market. Although it wasn’t antique, I fell in love with it’s half mooned shape and carved details. It’s wall-hugging design, with no corners to bump into, made it the perfect size for small spaces.

Over the years, it’s become a bit worn with some of the faux painted finish coming off, so I decided to give it a much needed makeover using my favorite paint, Pure & Original Classico and Marrakech Paint. We’re also offering you a chance to win some of this paint in a fabulous giveaway, so be sure and read all the way to the bottom to see how to enter!

Our demilune table has always sat in the family room underneath our antique French church board. This 19th c. church board still retains much of its original gilding and rich blue paint, and those colors were my inspiration for the demilune makeover.

A Demilune Table Makeover | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

This is what the table looked like before I started painting.

A Demilune Table Makeover | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Using my favorite paint, Pure & Original Classico, in colors of Steel Blue, Polar Blue, and Tin Kettle,
I layered the colors to give it depth and patina.

I started with a base layer of Steel Blue, then layered a thin wash of Polar Blue, and added Tin Kettle for highlights.

On the legs, I used Steel Blue only.

A Demilune Table Makeover | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Demilune Table Makeover | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

For the top, I wanted it to resemble stone or marble. To achieve this I used Pure & Original Marrakech Wall Paint in color Apple Blossom.

Marrakech is a new revolutionary, heavy bodied paint that creates the appearance of Venetian plaster walls, resembling stone or marble.

This was the first time that I’ve played with Marrakech paint, and I was a bit nervous about the application process. I’m not completely sure I applied it exactly the way it was instructed, however I love the end result!

A Demilune Table Makeover | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Demilune Table Makeover | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Adding some “age related” patina to the base was easy using our homemade glaze.

Then I wet distressed the base in a few places to bring out the layers underneath.

To highlight the carved details, I used Rub n Buff in Gold Leaf.

A Demilune Table Makeover | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Demilune Table Makeover | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

The Marrakech paint on the top is the pièce de résistance, giving it the marble look I was going for.

A Demilune Table Makeover | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Demilune Table Makeover | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

When everything was dried and cured, I finished it with Pure & Original’s liquid Italian Wax.

Ya’ll, I’m obsessed with this wax!

It is so easy to use and creates a gorgeous satiny finish!

A Demilune Table Makeover | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Demilune Table Makeover | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Demilune Table Makeover | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Now, our little demilune is finished and back in its place under our old French church board. I love how the colors compliment each other, and the new paint has breathed new life into this table.

A Demilune Table Makeover | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Demilune Table Makeover | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Demilune Table Makeover | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

And now for our giveaway!

My friends at Pure & Original Paint and I would love for you to try this amazing paint! They have been gracious enough to offer our readers a chance to win their Creative Package which consists of two 250 ml cans of Classico paint (your choice of colors), a 250 ml can of the amazing Italian liquid wax, and a Pure & Original round paint brush!

I can’t wait for you to try this paint! I hope you love it as much as I do!

It’s really simple to enter (I hate complicated giveaways, don’t you?!?). All you have to do is visit Pure & Original’s website, select which two Classico colors you love, come back here and leave me a comment letting me know which ones you’ve chosen!

And if you have a particular project in mind to use this paint on, I would love to hear about that too!

The giveaway will run through the weekend and will end at midnight on 07/29/18. A winner will be chosen by random drawing and notified by email on 07/30/18.

Good Luck! I can’t wait to see what you create with this amazing paint!

(Update: This giveaway is now closed and a winner has been announced)

(Pure & Original supplied the paint for this project. All opinions are 100% my own. See our full disclosure policy HERE.)

French Country Fridays No. 24 ~ Summer Glam, French Style, and More!

Welcome to this weeks edition of French Country Fridays!

Did you get a chance to see my post about the antique French barometer that I won at auction? I’m in love with it and I still can’t believe that I found one at such an unbelievable price! It just proves that patience does pay off!

This week’s edition of French Country Fridays is filled with lots of inspiration that I know you are going to love. Enjoy!

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Shabbyfufu | How To Style A French Farmhouse Fall Table

shabbyfufu french dining room

Cedar Hill Farmhouse | French Bedrooms

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Designthusiasm | Creative Ideas for Setting a Romantic Chippy Table

Chippy Dinner Party: Setting a Table with Shabby Chic Accessories

Edith and Evelyn Vintage | Easy Summer Glam

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French Country Cottage | A Pretty Little Diamond in the Rough- Vintage French Settee 

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Maison de Cinq | Re-styled Family Room Built-ins

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Savvy Southern Style | How I Recycled a French Style Chandelier

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